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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 67,632 People

    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 42 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    I guess there can be times

    where it is unpleasant to be around. I can leave... Which can give me ideas. Ideas that are unhealthy and have lead to scars.
    marandakate marandakate 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Has anyone had any success with melatonin?

    I started taking it a few nights ago an the first night was great but last night it felt like it wasn't really doing anything for me. I know I've got to be careful with it because of the fact that I've got a depressive disorder but I'm in therapy 4 days a week so I just kinda...
    sadly203 sadly203 18-21 6 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    I've been battling depression

    since I was like 14. I've been off and on different pills and can't seem to find one that works well for me. I don't have any one to turn to about it. No one knows I deal with it except for my mom. And she tells me how tired she is of my depression and that she doesn't deserve...
    JustDevy JustDevy 18-21, F 3 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    Im dying inside yes im breathing

    but inside im so sad so desperate so lonely néed care And lové néed hugs ànyone to be on my side until the end of time
    emmadarko emmadarko 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    These last couple of days have been the worst

    of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but I mean I'm 21.. I didn't seriously think of it. My sister yelled at me and called me a bunch of things for worrying enough to even go to the doc...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am losing it.... feeling

    so down and honestly i can't break free..... this is the worst I've been in years i don't want to feel this way...... I just can't
    Starbuck82 Starbuck82 26-30, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I always wear this, and i never take it off!

    ! Its the embodiment of all the hate i have against the world, the depression that ive been living in for some time now and a reminder of how things will always take a downhill course no matter how much it was impossible to do so.. Whenever im in a football (soccer) game and im...
    TheLeftBehind TheLeftBehind 16-17, M 10 hrs ago

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    People don't like to hear the truth

    because they don't like to see their illusions of the world destroyed.
    Livinglife95 Livinglife95 18-21, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    "Everyday we climb that mountain trying to get

    closer to you God, yes we may stumble and yes we may fall, but in the end it is worth it all, just to be closer to you my Lord." Miss Bobbie Jean.
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 1 day ago

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    unfixablegirl unfixablegirl 36-40, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Here is other day with pain inside my heart

    wish I could feel less lonely and depressed..
    emmadarko emmadarko 22-25, F 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 16 Responses May 27, 2014

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 15 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 28 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    That moment when your talking to an important

    person and you have a fight And you try to apologize but they just look at your messages and ignore you and you find every which reason to not live and they say they care but in reality it feels like they really don't like every second they are around you it feels like they...
    Corneredblades Corneredblades 13-15, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am no longer loved.

    No one wants me now.
    LostApothecary LostApothecary 16-17, F 6 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 13

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    Today I decided to change the way I deal with

    depression. I know I have to struggle with it for the rest of my life. It will always be there. Its part of who I am, and Im okay with it. I have never thought I could say that. I'm still scared of what the future might bring but I know I will make it. I don't know how, but I...
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 145 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    Growing up i never had any real friends,

    I was always that loner kid who would just sit alone and talk to himself just waiting for the day to go by. Obviously I got bullied and beaten up, and id come home crying asking myself what i had done wrong. I didnt want my parents knowing so I tried hiding my emotions. In...
    RXDX RXDX 16-17, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 24 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    Hello and Good morning,

    afternoon or evening (where ever you're located) I would just like to spread some positive energy to each and every one of you today. I hope you all have a good day! Enjoy it!
    BlackBuddafly88 BlackBuddafly88 26-30, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    Right now I'm just working part time not in

    college yet, but I work a decent amount of hours and cover shifts. I've had some issues getting my drivers license but I'm positive I'll pass next time. I'm 19 and living with my parents but I think they have bad energy (I'm very sensitive and empathetic) my dad is always...
    strawberryletter22 strawberryletter22 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I crack open 1/2 anti-depressant pill extra

    and then I hit the gym. FU depression. I am weaponized and am gonna fight my way back to happiness
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 13 Responses Mar 18

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 37 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 16 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    I feel like an animal.

    not human. something is tearing at my bones and ripping at my soul all the time. I can't sit still. ever. it's clawing at my skin. begging to be released. pain. deep inside my core. it's draining every bit of energy I ever had in me. it tires me. I get so exhausted. I just want...
    danielle18 danielle18 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I just went to the store

    and bought a bunch of Reese's products, I'm not even hungry but I am eating it anyways. I seriously have a food addiction!
    trademymistakesXxxx trademymistakesXxxx 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 33 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 204 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 55 Responses Jan 18

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    Ever since I was a little girl I wrote my will,

    feeling like death would take me at any point... And here I am as an adult fighting back those same feelings that never seem to go away. It's so hard to wake up feeling miserable, and being surrounded by friends and family while the only words running through your head are...
    kiwikisses kiwikisses 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Would you rather have acne ,

    acne scars , no friends and be overweight? Or non existent? I dont want to exist...
    MyLifee99 MyLifee99 13-15 2 hrs ago

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    urlaame urlaame 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I wish I could go back in time

    and tell everyone that has put so much effort into me to give up because im not worth. that theyre just making it worse. that yes, they made me happy, but it was real happiness. it was just a cover, and even I believed I was happy. but no matter what the depression will lie...
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I struggle with SAD, Seasonal Affective

    Disorder, otherwise known as Summer Blues. It's hard to see the weather warm up, I can't help but start to feel more depressed and hide deeper in my bedroom. I can't be the only one who depresses over the summer heat...
    Breakingkal Breakingkal 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    (Picture attached) As I type this,

    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response Feb 25

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    Today the weak one was nervous

    and scared. But she realized what the problem was. She knew that she could not fight the enemy alone. She thought: I may be weak and nervous, but at least I am smart. So she came up with a foolproof escape plan. She closed herself in the safe place to wait for reason to come to...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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